Punch,  57 (1869), 240.

A Bark from Beadledom



Letter, Spoof


Utilitarianism, Class, Disease, Death, Crime, Medical Practitioners, Hospitals

People mentioned:

Samuel Solly

    Begins by relishing the fact that the 'Press is powerless to influence the iron will' of the guardians of the St Pancras Poor Law Union. Draws attention to the report of Edwin Lankester's inquest held into the death of a pauper at the Workhouse, in which the coroner's jury agreed that the death was 'aggravated by the impure air of the infirmary'. Defiantly points out that the guardians are 'not going to be put down' by Lankester or the coroner's court, and that they can 'dismiss whomsoever they can'.

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